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Fly Fishing Lakeland FL

Local resource for fly fishing in Lakeland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to fly fishing gear and apparel, fly fishing stores, bait and tackle shops, fly fishing guides and fly fishing lessons, as well as advice and content on fly fishing services and resources.

Champs Sports
(863) 859-5701
Lakeland Square Mall
Lakeland, FL
C & C Mobile Home Repair
(863) 665-7818
2751 Old Dixie Hwy
Auburndale, FL
Cart Land of Lakeland Inc
(863) 669-1116
3404 USHighway 92 East
Lakeland, FL
Eckardt William
(863) 666-9483
646 Combee Road North
Lakeland, FL
(863) 688-5881
1310 George Jenkins Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
Vet`s Surplus Store
(863) 682-1805
819 North Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
Bert`s Automotive
(863) 669-9227
3135 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, FL
Showcoach Paint and Design
(863) 669-1256
3865 East County Road 542
Lakeland, FL
Angler`s Cove
(863) 665-8687
944 Reynolds Road
Lakeland, FL
Army Navy of Lakeland
(863) 413-1997
619 North Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL

Fly Rod Length

Choosing a fly rod length is a relatively easy decision and quite dependent on where you will be fishing. If you will be fishing a small mountain stream or spring creek with a lot of cover, then a smaller rod will be necessary. On the flip side, if you’ll be fishing medium to large streams and rivers, then a longer fly rod will be in order because it will allow for longer casts and greatly improved line mending. For trout fishing on medium sized rivers or larger, a 9’ or longer rod is generally used. For the largest rivers, a 10’ rod is generally used. On very small rivers or spring creeks, small fly rods in the 7’ to 7.5’ range are generally the most effective and most used.

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Type of Fishing

I only fish for trout so my focus here will be limited to trout but even if you’re going for something other than trout, this is still an important consideration. If you’re going to be fly fishing in the ocean or a lake, you won’t want to buy a rod designed for trout as the performance of that rod will be horrible. Even if your focus is only trout, like mine, you’ll still need to consider what type of trout you’re after. If you’re fishing for native trout in a small mountain stream, that will be quite a bit different than fishing for Steelhead on one of the tributaries off Lake Erie. Keep this in mind as we continue to step through the selection process.

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